VIDEO | SLUK Clip explained in a minute
SLUK Clip is the ultimate solution to one of the most painful problems of Lambretta ownership; those infernal bridge-piece nuts.
For many Lambretta jobs you have to first remove the running boards, and that means removing the bridge-piece screws. The problem is that the nuts are hard to access and stuck next to a hot exhaust. Cue burnt fingers and swearing.
The solution is a bridge fitting kit with a floating captive nut. Credit goes to Graham Robson who ended 40 years of Lambretta suffering with his original bridge-piece fitting kits. With these a floating nut is held under the strut and all you do is screw from the top.
Graham’s kits are great but they still require you to drill holes in your frame to fit them, which is a little tricky and many people are reluctant to do.
What the Lambretta world needs is a solution that offers the same advantages but without the need to drill your frame.
Enter the SLUK Clip. Sticky’s concept that has taken five prototypes and eight months of development to perfect and put into production.
For Lambretta owners this really is a revolution…
What’s in the kit?
The box contains:
- 2 stainless steel clips that fit over any S1, S2 or S3 strut.
- 2 stainless M5 slotted raised countersunk screws (like the originals)
- 2 adhesive rubber washers to replace those under the running board
- 1 ‘SLUK Clip’ sticker
How does it work?
Simply stick the rubber washer to the clip. Push the clip onto the floor strut. Use a small screwdriver to align the clip. Reassemble the bodywork and fit the screws. You are done!
The SLUK Clip is designed to provide a captive thread for the screw which can float backwards or forwards in the slot to allow perfect location of your bridge-piece. The screw heads also look like the originals making this kit suitable for use on restorations.
How do I get a kit?
A SLUK Clip kit retails for £11.99.
If you aren’t attending EuroLambretta then we are taking pre-orders through the SLUK Shop which will be despatched from June 1st 2017. You can order SLUK Clips here direct from the SLUK shop.
Unlike other SLUK products, SLUK Clips will also be available through switched-on scooter dealers. Any shops interested in stocking these should get in touch via email.
Dealers really should offer to fit these to every Lambretta that enters their workshop, making life easier for everyone for a very reasonable price…